Scripture: 1 Peter 1:3-12
This morning it’s all about God’s glory. Glory is not really an attribute of God like holiness or justice. It’s the sum total of all that God is and does. As Jeff read for us in Psalm 96, God’s people were created to declare His glory among the nations. We are called to ascribe glory to God – or give full credit to God for His splendor, His majesty, His strength, His beauty. All of these things are seen in creation and in His actions. When we pray that our words and actions would glorify God, we are saying we want to reflect all of His goodness and attributes to those around us. We want others to recognize that it is God working in and through us.
Born for Glory
Kept for Glory
Prepared for Glory
Enjoying Glory Now
For Christians, who are called to glory, we should be living our lives to the fullest – experiencing joy and peace as we grow to be more like Jesus.
We were adopted and born again for glory. We are being kept for glory. As we obey God and face trails we are being prepared for glory. And as we learn to more completely love, trust and rejoice in Him we can enjoy glory here and now.
Here are some questions to consider:
- Have you been born again and adopted in the God’s family?
- Are you growing in faith, trust, and obedience to God or have you kind of plateaued?
- When you face struggles, pain and suffering in your life do you to turn to God or turn to someone or something else for relief?
- Do you believe God is good and working to make you more like Jesus through your trials?
- Is God’s glory on your mind as you make choices in your life or as you respond to difficulties?